The accessory is the perfect solution for sensitive information, and assist in adopting iOS and iPod Touch devices as a mobile computing platform in government functions, healthcare, law enforcement, and other functions requiring high data security.
The MobileOne features a hardware sled connecting the iPod Touch’s dock connector at the bottom for the fingerprint reader hardware to function, whereas, the fingerprint authentication software is inoperable without the needed hardware, and scanned fingerprints match locally on the device or sent wirelessly to a remote server for authentication.
Fingerprint reading uses the FIPS-201/PIV standard.
MobileOne only needs access to the iOS system and communications protocol to function, according to Fulcrum.
Biometrics for unlocking phones has been around for a while already, and has been used on Windows Mobile LG eXpo and on AT&T’s Motorola Atrix 4G.
MobileOne costs $600, excluding the iPod Touch, but the app is free for download on the Apple App Store.